Posts in Category : PWP Announcements

Studio Visit with Mary Teresa Giancoli

Studio Visit with Mary Teresa Giancoli
They work away like bees in a hive, quietly and industriously, in old manufacturing buildings in off-beat sections of the city. Artists, writers, designers, photographers. It’s always fascinating to visit and see work in progress. Recently I caught up with Mary Teresa Giancoli about her photographic exploration of Spanish culture in New York City and Mexico. It’s not surprising to learn that Giancoli has a BA in Italian Culture from Wellesley College and an MFA in photography from Hunter. Her work combines a lush visual style with a deep interest in the customs of distinct Spanish communities. Her grandfather was born in Mexico, and many traditions were passed down through her mother’s side of the family. So it is not surprising [continue reading...]

New Book TransCuba by Former PWP President Mariette Pathy Allen

New Book TransCuba by Former PWP President Mariette Pathy Allen
For more than 30 years, New York based photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been documenting transgender culture worldwide; in 2004 she won the Lambda Literary Award for her monograph The Gender Frontier. In her stunning new publication, TransCuba (Daylight, April 2014), Allen captures the transgender community of Cuba through 80 vibrant color photographs accompanied by a personal essay, and interviews. Her work focuses on the details of the everyday lives of her subjects engaging with family and friends and the community at large, revealing the growing visibility and acceptance of transgender people in a country whose government is transitioning into a more relaxed model of communism under Raúl Castro’s presidency. Her first book Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them [continue reading...]

John Milisenda: Photography, Family and Time

John Milisenda: Photography, Family and Time
In a personal document, John Milisenda has photographed  his family, mother, father and brother for almost fifty years. These images are in museums and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, and Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and have been in over one hundred and thirty shows. Milisenda has taught basic photography, the Zone System and Photographic Chemistry at Drexel University, the New School For Social Research and Parsons School of Design. He has written articles for Modern Photography and Photo Methods Magazine. Currently he works with methods that combine digital and traditional photography. In keeping with his interest in and deep knowledge of photographic processes, he maintains a darkroom in which he mixes [continue reading...]

PWP Member Spotlight: Meryl Meisler at Westbeth Gallery

PWP Member Spotlight: Meryl Meisler at Westbeth Gallery
Professional Women Photographers’ member Meryl Meisler is featured in Omens of Climate Change at Manhattan’s Westbeth Gallery from February 1 – 16. Her exhibition space (two rooms!) is devoted to her Immersions series featuring New York City landmark buildings submerged under water and filled with aquatic creatures. PWP: You are known for your tough pictures of Bushwick in the 1980′s. Why did you turn to a subject matter that embraces lightness and whimsey? MM: In addition to being an art teacher in the New York City school system, I was also a freelance illustrator, and did a lot of work for educational publishers, including the New York Times Science Times, and Scholastic (Sea Otters: Little Clowns of The Sea). When [continue reading...]

PWP Holiday Party!

PWP Holiday Party!
You’re invited! On December 4th PWP will hold its annual holiday party! There will be wine and cheese, friends and good cheer! And lots of images, as members show and talk about their latest work. Guests are welcome and free. There will also be a short presentation on the state of the organization. We will look at some of the highlights of the past few months and talk about some exciting events in the near future. If you would like to be included in the Show & Share slideshow, please follow these instructions: Email Andy Mars (amarsphoto@gmail.com) up to 10 images (or let her know if she should use your photos from the 2013 photo expo): 1st image watermarked (i.e., with your [continue reading...]